Not so justified: Justin Timberlake’s Grammy snub

First Published      Last Updated Jan 23 2014 05:10 pm
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Swift, a seven-time Grammy winner, is nominated for best country album for the multiplatinum "Red," country song for "Begin Again" and country duo/group performance for "Highway Don't Care" with Tim McGraw and Keith Urban. Of the country world, snubs included Georgia Florida Line's remix version of "Cruise" with rapper Nelly — one of the year's top hits. Luke Bryan, who latest album "Crash My Party" reached platinum status after two months, didn't earn a single nomination.

Thicke, Black Sabbath, Tamar Braxton and Fantasia earned three nominations, while double nominees include Rihanna, David Bowie, Imagine Dragons, Miguel, Blake Shelton, Pink and Kanye West, whose nominations include best rap song and album. His "Yeezus" will battle efforts from Lamar, Jay Z, Drake and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis.

The Grammys will air live Jan. 26 from the Staples Center in Los Angeles.


AP entertainment writers Jessica Herndon and Nicole Evatt contributed to this report from Los Angeles.